50 States Trivia Quiz: How Well Do you Know America?

How well do you know the United States of America? Test your knowledge with our 50 States Trivia Quiz!

The US is known for its diverse landscapes, exciting cities and delicious food but there is more to this North American country so we’ve created 50 States trivia questions on general knowledge, geography, history, and landmarks.

You’ll find 50 states quiz questions and answers at the bottom of this guide. Feel free to use our quiz to build your own, and if you’d like to buy us a coffee to say thanks, we appreciate it!   

Note: There are four rounds, each with five questions, making this quiz out of 20 points. Check out our geography quizzes for state themed quizzes like California or NYC too.

We’ve also included interesting USA trivia so you can impress your friends with new facts.

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Free 50 States Trivia Quiz Questions

50 States Quiz General Knowledge Questions 

1. What is on the US flag?

  • A cross
  • Horizontal lines
  • Stars and stripes
  • A circle

2. What is the capital of the US?

  • New York City
  • Washington DC
  • Boston
  • California

You may also like our California Quiz and NYC Quiz.

3. How many people live in the US?

  • 333 million
  • 300 million
  • 366 million
  • 384 million

4. How many states are there beginning with T?

  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Can you name them?

5. Where do the lyrics for The Star-Spangled Banner come from?

  • A poem
  • A song
  • A book
  • A folklore

Try our challenging music quizzes which features decades such as 60s and 70s!

50 States Geography Questions 

1. Which state is not on the east coast of the US?

  • Maine
  • Florida
  • Delaware
  • Colorada

You may also like our Maine Quiz!

2. How many states border the Pacific Ocean?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

3. Which is the biggest city by population in the US?

  • NYC
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • Houston

Can you order these four cities by population starting with the biggest?

4. What are the American islands called?

  • United States Atlantic Islands
  • United States Pacific Islands
  • United States Hawaiian Islands
  • United States Virgin Islands

5. How many times bigger is the US than the EU?

  • 2 times
  • 3 times
  • 4 times
  • 5 times

50 States History Questions 

1. How many colonies were in the US?

  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 15

2. Which state was not in the original union?

  • Virginia
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire

3. Where were Indigenous people forced move to after the 1830 Indian Removal Act was signed?

  • Oklahoma
  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • California

4. Which president issued the Emancipation Proclamation (end to slavery) on 1st January 1863?

  • George Washington
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Abraham Lincoln

5. How many locations were attacked during 911 in 2001?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

50 States Landmark Questions

1. What is the name of the LA path with stars?

  • Broadway
  • Walk of Fame
  • Route 66
  • Bourbon Street

2. What is the deepest gorge in the US?

  • Grand Canyon in Arizona
  • Tallulah Gorge in Georgia
  • Quechee Gorge in Vermont
  • Hells Canyon in Oregon

You may like our Oregon Quiz and Vermont Quiz!

3. What is the tallest mountain peak in the US?

  • Mount Saint Elias in Alaska
  • Denali in Alaska
  • Mount Whitney in California
  • Mount Elbert in Colorado

4. Where would you find the Liberty Bell?

  • Portland, OR
  • Portland, ME
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA

5. Where is Hoover Dam located?

  • Nevada
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Montana

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50 States General Knowledge Quiz Answers 

1. What is on the US flag?

  • A cross
  • Horizontal lines
  • Stars and stripes
  • A circle

50 States Trivia: The US’s national flag has 13 stripes and 50 white stars.

2. What is the capital of the US?

  • New York City
  • Washington DC
  • Boston
  • California

You may also like our California Quiz and NYC Quiz.

3. How many people live in the US?

  • 333 million
  • 300 million
  • 366 million
  • 384 million

4. How many states are there beginning with T?

  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Can you name them?

50 States Trivia: The two states beginning with T are Texas and Tennessee.

You may also like our Texas Quiz.

5. Where do the lyrics for The Star-Spangled Banner come from?

  • A poem
  • A song
  • A book
  • A folklore

50 States Trivia: The poem is called Defence of Fort M’Henry and it was written by Francis Scott Key.

In 1916, president Woodrow Wilson made the song the official US anthem.

Try our challenging music quizzes which features decades such as 60s and 70s!

50 States Geography Answers 

1. Which state is not on the east coast of the US?

  • Maine
  • Florida
  • Delaware
  • Colorada

You may also like our Maine Quiz!

2. How many states border the Pacific Ocean?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

50 States Trivia: The west coast four states which border the Pacific are Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska.

Washington is not to be confused with Washington DC in the east.

3. Which is the biggest city by population in the US?

  • NYC (8,804,190)
  • Chicago (2,746,388)
  • Los Angeles (3,898,747)
  • Houston (2,304,580)

Can you order these four cities by population starting with the biggest?

4. What are the American islands called

  • United States Atlantic Islands
  • United States Pacific Islands
  • United States Hawaiian Islands
  • United States Virgin Islands

50 States Trivia: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island are the popular United States Virgin Islands.

5. How many times bigger is the US than the EU?

  • 2 times
  • 3 times
  • 4 times
  • 5 times

50 States History Answers 

1. How many colonies were in the US?

  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 15

2. Which state was not in the original union?

  • Virginia
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire

3. Where were Indigenous people forced to move to after the 1830 Indian Removal Act was signed?

  • Oklahoma
  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • California

50 States Trivia: The area of Oklahoma was called the Indian Territory until the late 1800s when white settlers took over land during the Land Rush.

Learn more Oklahoma trivia in our quiz.

4. Which president issued the Emancipation Proclamation (end to slavery) on 1st January 1863?

  • George Washington
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Abraham Lincoln

50 States Trivia: Although slavery should have ended in 1863, it took union soldiers two years to get to Galveston in Texas which meant it continued until 19th June 1865.

Today, 19th June is known as Juneteenth and it is the biggest African American holiday and now, a federal holiday.

Some people refer to it as Freedom Day, choosing to celebrate Juneteenth instead of July 4th which is known as Independence Day.

5. How many locations were attacked during 911 in 2001?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

50 States Trivia: The four locations which were targeted during the 911 terrorist attack were the twin tower buildings in NYC (2), the Pentagon in Washington DC and the fourth plane never made it to its destination, crashing in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

It is thought the fourth plane was intended for the White House, the Capitol or Camp David presidential home in Maryland.

50 States Landmark Answers

1. What is the name of the LA path with stars?

  • Broadway
  • Walk of Fame
  • Route 66
  • Bourbon Street

Check out our California Quiz to find out which star is the only one not on the ground.

2. What is the deepest gorge in the US?

  • Grand Canyon in Arizona
  • Tallulah Gorge in Georgia
  • Quechee Gorge in Vermont
  • Hells Canyon in Oregon

You may like our Oregon Quiz!

3. What is the tallest mountain peak in the US?

  • Mount Saint Elias in Alaska
  • Denali in Alaska
  • Mount Whitney in California
  • Mount Elbert in Colorado

4. Where would you find the Liberty Bell?

  • Portland, OR
  • Portland, ME
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA

5. Where is Hoover Dam located?

  • Nevada
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Montana

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